April 15, 2014
Keep Toxic Ammo Out of the Environment. Act Now!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), there is no safe level of lead exposure. Lead has been banned
in almost all products, like toys and paint. So why, then, is it still common to
use lead in bullets for hunting? A new bill in the Rhode Island legislature
addresses this important question—and we
need you to weigh in to support it.
7838 would require the use of nontoxic ammunition for hunting whenever such
ammunition is available. Lead left behind in spent ammunition poses a serious
threat to birds and other wildlife, including threatened and endangered species.
Lead doesn’t just kill, but delivers a slow, agonizing death—often involving
emaciation, paralysis, and organ failure. Lead ammunition in slaughtered wildlife is
often consumed by other animals and passed along the food chain.
With viable alternatives to lead ammunition widely
available, there is no justification for allowing our environment to be
littered with toxic lead shot. Your legislators need to hear from you, so please
write to them and ask them to support this bill today!
For the animals,
P.S. Please make
a donation so that we can continue to protect wildlife in your back yard—and
across the globe.
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